University description (as per official university website)
SJCC - Grad07Celebrating an existence that spans three-quarters of a century, San José City College provides San Jose and Milpitas residents with community college education of the highest quality.
From its modest beginnings in 1921, San José City College has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality.
For many years, San José City College operated in downtown San Jose. San Jose Unified School District took over the College’s operation in 1953, moving it to its present Moorpark Avenue location.
A decade later, an independent San Jose Junior College District was created. In 1958, the name was changed to San José City College.
Today, the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District (formed in 1963) serves more than seven hundred thousand residents within its 303 square mile boundaries, including the San Jose and Milpitas Unified School Districts and East Side Union High School District.
History of the College
Celebrating more than seventy-five years of SJCC - circa 1960service to the residents of San José, Milpitas, and other neighboring communities, San José City College is proud to continue its tradition of excellence.
From its modest beginnings in 1921, San José City College has grown into a world-class institution enrolling about ten thousand students each semester. It serves Silicon Valley, known internationally as a center for innovation in technology and research, as well as a region whose population is growing due to the high quality of life residents enjoy in the southern San Francisco Bay Area.
For many years, San José City College operated in downtown San Jose. San Jose Unified School District began overseeing the College in 1953, moving the campus to its present Moorpark Avenue location. A decade later, an independent San Jose Junior College District was created. In 1958, the name was changed to San José City College.
The San José/Evergreen Community College District was formed in 1963. Today the District includes San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College . The District serves 950,000 residents within its 303 square miles, encompassing the San Jose and Milpitas Unified School Districts and East Side Union High School District. Recent voter-approved general obligation bonds have funded the construction of campus buildings that allow San José City College to continue to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment. Facilities completed in 2003 include The Cesar Chavez Learning Resource Center and the landmark five-story Technology Center on the corner of Bascom and Moorpark Avenues that was completed in 2003 . The inviting Student Center, completed in 2004, is conveniently located next to a new parking garage with ample space to accommodate student needs. A new Science Building is slated for completion in 2007. Plans for the future include new facilities for Physical Education, Cosmetology, Math, Arts & Humanities, and Health Sciences.
The mission of the Financial Aid Office at San Jose City College is to help students pursue their educational goals by making college an affordable experience. We are committed to providing quality service to students while assisting them through the financial aid process. As a division of Student Affairs, our goal is to nurture, support and empower students in developing and meeting their educational, career and personal goals while attending San Jose City College. The Financial Aid Office looks forward to assisting students and making the process a positive experience.
The Financial Aid Office operates on the premise that no student should be denied the opportunity to pursue their education for lack of financial resources. Student aid programs (Federal, State, institutional and private) are designed to assist students who qualify with paying for their educational expenses.
The Financial Aid Office helps students apply for and obtain funds from a variety of student aid programs. The Financial Aid Staff offers assistance to students applying for financial aid. Students may drop in during office hours or attend one of several workshops held throughout the year – please check with the Financial Aid Office for more details.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. In order to qualify for Federal Aid students must:
* Submit a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
* Demonstrate some level of financial need as defined by Federal Regulations and calculated by the FAFSA
* Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
* Have a valid social security number
* Have earned a high school diploma, GED or pass an Ability to Benefit Test (ATB)
* Register with Selective Service if applicable (males between the ages of 18-26)
* Enroll in an eligible degree or certificate program
* Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (PDF)
* Not have defaulted on a prior Federal Student Loan or owe a refund on a Federal Student Grant
Other types of aid have various eligibility criteria. Please visit the Financial Aid Office or click on the various links on the “links” page for more detailed information regarding eligibility.